The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA,, opens a position for a post-doc Researcher in the area of Natural Language Understanding and Text Mining. The occupancy degree is 100% and the duration of the contract is 2 years.


The person hired on this position will evenly share her/his working time on two main activities:

-Basic research, aiming at publications in highly rated journals and international conferences; -Applied research, collaborating with industrial partners in cutting-edge projects.

A further cross-activity will be contributing to search for funding opportunities of both basic and applied research.

The involved research area regards natural language understanding (probabilistic language modeling, keyword extraction, text summarization), text mining (text classification, word embedding, topic models) and semantic analysis of the text.

::We offer

-A two-year position (degree of occupancy 100%), with possibility of prolongation;
-International working environment;
-Collaboration with a strong team of researchers in Machine Learning and Statistics (our publication record is available at:; -Possibility of development of own professional and scientific skills as well as career progression; -Attractive salary, in line with Swiss standards and the candidate's experience.

::Desired skills and experience

-The position is for a young researcher, who however has already obtained a PhD on a topic relevant to Natural Language Processing and/or Text Mining;
-Master in informatics or other areas with strong emphasis on computation;
-Excellent programming skills and deep knowledge of libraries for natural language processing;
-Proficiency in written and spoken in English;
-Capability of leading projects carried out with industrial partners on automatic analysis of documents;
-Communication and collaboration skills.

::Optional but preferential

-Strong publications record;
-Good knowledge of machine learning algorithms and tools;
-Good knowledge of written and spoken Italian, or willingness to learn it in short times.


Applicants should submit the following documents, written in English:
-curriculum vitae
-list of exams and grades obtained during the Bachelor and the Master of Science;
-list of three references (with e-mail addresses);
-brief statement on how their research interests fit the topics above (1-2 pages);
-publications list and possibly link to the thesis.

Applications should be submitted online, through the form available at

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